Salary Transparency – is it a good thing or a bad thing?

It’s both. Transparency can have a lot of positive effects. Gender equality is an obvious benefit. Others are more subtle. A recent study by PayScale (a company that compiles a large database of salary information for both individuals and companies) concluded that how people perceive their pay matters more than what they are actually paid.…

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Attention Employers: Rude Workers Cost you Money!

It’s sad but true. According to a 2007 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, incivility costs companies approximately $14,000 per employee. And, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that incivility is contagious. We’re not talking about obvious inappropriate behavior like bullying. We’re talking about more subtle actions like…

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Best Practices: Resumes

We’re introducing a new series here at LandaJob called Best Practices. We’ll start today with resumes; future blogs will look at cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn practices. If you have something else you’d like us to take a look at in this series, please let us know! So…resumes. The things that make a resume effective…

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Should you get an advanced degree?

In a word, probably. A weak answer, I know, but it’s not black and white. There are numerous reasons to get a master’s degree, or even a doctorate, and a few very good reasons not to. The most obvious disadvantage is the cost. A master’s degree will likely cost tens of thousands of dollars, and…

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